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Myrmecophila thomsoniana alba NOT!!

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    So disappointed. Finally bloomed this after ten years of careful, loving nurturing, only to find it is not what it was labeled. Lovely flower, but not what I paid for, not what I spent ten years caring for. Had to manipulate the image a bit to get the color closer to actual since my phone wouldn't pick it up correctly; the segments are a pale apple green, the lip is about right, maybe a little paler than in the pic.

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    But nice it is! Ten years....mmmh. mine is only two.
     
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    If you remember where you bought it, please share!
     
  4. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    I no longer have the original tag and don't actually remember where I got it, maybe 12-15 years ago, but if I had to guess, I would say Oak Hill. I have another mini myrmecophila which has the original tag and it iwas from Oak Hill, so chances are better than even I picked this one up during the same visit.
     
  5. RustyExotics

    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    Ouch... A decade for a mislabeled plant is tough... It's still beautiful though!